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Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
last week and the pet's ema bracing civil rights for gays and lesbians, the boy scouts are far behind where america is today. >> jennifer: you raised this you never thought you would hear a president use the word "gay," and talking about stonewall and the president being in favor of gay marriage, and eliminating don't ask don't tell. how much do you think of a difference a president makes in a decision like this for the boy scouts? do you think he gave them coffer or maybe pushed them a little bit to be able to open up the boy scouts to gay leaders and scouts. >> i don't think that singular act was what tipped the scales. i think i has been a steady progress over the last 23 years, that americans are understanding you can't vilify and demonize their sisters and brothers and children anymore. and it isn't all that radical anymore. the majority of americans also agree with the president in marriage equality for people. the boy scouts were behind the times. it's wonderful to have a leader like president obama, but this really was a grass roots movement that started with people like you a
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
spirit of dr. king the civil rights movement, take the american story and including everybody in it from our newest americans to our oldest citizens, and when he said our social safety net does not make us weak you could hear the oh throughout the whole crowd. >> jennifer: where were you christine? >> i was up to the president's right. we had a great view of the president and it was really really exciting. we were sitting right near artist john legend and cindy lopper both of who are very active in the community. we were all just cheering practically every line so we were a bit of a rowdy bunch but we were very very excited to be there, and looking out and seeing all of those people it was really really special and wonderful. >> jennifer: yeah, bill, i completely agree with everything, and the thing that struck me bill was that he really spoke clearly about income inequality you don't hear presidents often talking about poverty directly, and i was really encouraged by that. >> yeah what a contrast if mitt romney had given that speech, right? mitt romney would have said it's good to
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
change with things like civil rights things like gay rights. what is it about this issue? >> reporter: well, one of the hard things since it's legalized, most people especially younger women have come to expect this is their right, they have the right to this care. we're not out there demanding something new but we're encouraging to keep the right we already have. so it's not quite the same for a struggle in guy rights or something new. for this generation it's maintain what we already have so you're not going to see as much enthusiasm. now people are seeing what can happen if you take for grants the right to have access to an abortion care and people are starting to push back. i'm optimistic about how we feel about this going forward. >> michael: that's a great answer to the question. that's exactly right. it's keeping it right rather than trying to get a new right. that makes a difference. it's also a big difference to keep news coverage of this alive all the time. thank you kate sheppard from mother jones magazine for coming on "the war room"." we have a progressive from a red stat
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Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm PST
completely changed this debate. i compare it to the police dog riot in birmingham alabama during the civil rights movement. when america saw those police dogs attacking those kids, americans said that's it: when americans saw children riddled by bullets they said that's enough. we have to make 2 done. specifically on january 15th, martin luther king jr.'s actual birthday, we september the letter from 47 top national faith leaders to president obama saying we need these gun prevention measures that work. now we're working on getting letters from the state level and making sure that members of congress know that the faith community want this to happen, demand that this happens because of three things we are going to succeed. number one the moral authority of the faith community. the same moral authority that helped convince congress to save from tobacco and save lives. second, and then third mobilize the grassroots. >> jennifer: that's what i'm talking about. if you can get members of your parishes mosques synagogues, get them out and get them to write letters. that is the most powerful thin
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